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Re: pf compatiblity w/ other unix OS
> Does anyone know if pf is compatible with other Unix platforms especially
> RedHat Linux?
PF was developed specifically for OpenBSD, and runs only on OpenBSD.
IPF does run on many Unixes, but not on Linux. Oh, and by the way, take a
deep look at its license - It got kicked from OBSD in favor of PF because
of a disturbing lack of freedom.
In Linux you have ipchains and/or iptables, depending on your
distribution. I manage some Linux boxes - I highly doubt I am the only one
preferring PF's syntax...
You can take a look at hlfl - a tool to mantain a single set of rules and
translate them to whatever OS you prefer. From Debian's description:
Description: High Level Firewall Language
HLFL translates your high level language firewalling rules
into usable rules for ipfw, IPFilter, ipfwadm, IPChains,
Netfilter, and Cisco.
(note that IPFilter's syntax is very similar to PF, you might be able to
generate PF filters from it too)
I don't particularly like hlfl's syntax, and don't use myself, but you
might find it useful.
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